But if you're ready to ring in 2018 with a different kind of tune, folks on Twitter are sharing suggestions about how to time popular songs perfectly so that their most iconic lyric, riff or interlude hits exactly at midnight.
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A search on the social network reveals hundreds of users timing their favorite songs backward, and all genres are represented. Because it's Twitter, there are predictably tons of options for Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and Shawn Mendes fans.
if you play “theres nothing holdin me back” by Shawn Mendes on december 31st at 11:56:41 the line 'baby there’s nothing holdin me back” will play right as the clock strikes midnight. start off your new year right.— Hannah ♡ (@shawnminnesota) December 18, 2017
if you play “...ready for it” at exactly 11:58:50pm on december 31st, taylor swift will declare her iconic "...are you ready for it?" line right as the clock strikes midnight. enter 2018 the right way.— 𝖆𝖚𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖓 (@feelthefIames) December 17, 2017
If you play 'American Teen' by Khalid at 11:59:06 on December 31st it will perfectly transition into where Khalid says “who cares cause this our year” at 12:00 and that’s the perfect way to start a new year.— Khalid Daily (@KhalidDaiIy) December 18, 2017
There are throwback hits from artists like Phil Collins and Smash Mouth.
If you play "In the Air Tonight" at exactly 11:56:21 on December 31st, Phil Collins' drum beat will drop right as the clock hits midnight, party on people.— Bēn. ⚜️ (@peco2322) December 18, 2017
if you play all star by smash mouth at exactly 11:59:22pm on december 31, the first "hey now" will play at exactly midnight— ri (@holographil) December 17, 2017
start off your new year right
If you play Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sounds Of Silence" at exactly 11:59:57 pm, you'll hear the incredibly apt line "hello darkness my old friend" at exactly midnight. Perfect way to start off 2018. https://t.co/7wOwuZ4aG8— Sarah Mimms (@SarahMMimms) December 18, 2017
Somebody even timed a song from "High School Musical."
If you play “Gotta Go My Own Way” from High School Musical 2 at 11:57:59 on New Years Eve, Troy’s part will kick in at exactly midnight. Start 2018 properly— Danny Ritson (@dannyritson) December 17, 2017
And for those who wish to stick to the classics and belt out a rousing rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," Mariah Carey and her version of the holiday standard have got you covered.
if you play "auld lang syne – the new year’s anthem" by Mariah Carey at exactly 11:57:55 on December 31st, mariah will ask "does anybody really know the words?" as everyone gets to the end of the first verse of auld lang syne after midnight. ENTER 2018 THE CORRECT WAY— kelis navidad (@TyronWilson) December 18, 2017